Frieda Allweiss was born on May 21st in 1933 in Chortkow, Poland. Of the 30,000 people from her town, 10,000 were Jews. After the war, only one hundred survived, including the ones who escaped to Russia. Frieda was able to survive through multiple travels around Russia and through her mother’s decision to leave Poland. She was able to be reunited with her father and move to Detroit, where she found a sense of normalcy.